How To Improve Your ISEE Essay

How To Improve Your ISEE Essay

The ISEE essay is not scored, but it will automatically be sent to schools along with the rest of your report. Thus, preparing for the ISEE essay is as crucial as the rest of your ISEE examp prep. A strong essay can allow you to demonstrate stellar writing skills, as well as the ability to think on your feet and construct a well organized, meaningful piece. Here are some tips to help you do just that: Essay prompt: You’ll have 30 minutes to respond to a given prompt. The prompts won’t be too complicated, and most will ask simple questions like: describe your favorite book? What’s your fondest memory? What ... Read More About How To Improve Your ISEE Essay

My Experience At Williams College

My Experience At Williams College

By Chloe Brown (The second part in the series of an insider's account of her college admissions process and college life) My time at Williams was exactly what I wanted it to be, even though it wasn’t what I necessarily expected it to be. But that’s a large part of what makes college so exciting—it’s exactly the sort of place where you’re supposed to surprise yourself, push your own limits, and be inspired by things you didn’t even know about. When I came to Williams, I was certain I would be an English major, learn French, and continue singing classically as I had throughout high school. Everyone else chan ... Read More About My Experience At Williams College

How To Increase Your ISEE Quantitative Score

How To Increase Your ISEE Quantitative Score

Managing time is just as important as knowing the equations on this section because you have a little less than one minute for each question. That’s why you need to use arithmetic shortcuts to solve questions quickly and correctly. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll need to know for the ISEE quantitative reasoning section. But, if you really want to ace this section, it will be best to work with a private tutor. Your tutor will walk you through practice questions and help you find the best ways to solve them – a rare advantage most students won’t get. Practice without a calculator: Because you won’t be given ... Read More About How To Increase Your ISEE Quantitative Score

How I Got Into Williams College

How I Got Into Williams College

By Chloe Brown When I started my college search, I knew I wanted to go to a small, liberal arts school, either in New England or California. But once I visited Williams College, I fell in love. I knew that was where I wanted to go. So when fall of senior year rolled around, I sent off my Early Decision application and waited, typing up my other applications in between rounds of biting my nails. As you may have guessed, things worked out alright and in December I got a big, thick, purple envelope. While I don’t know exactly what goes on in the head of an admissions officer, I can tell you what sort of applicant I looked like. I had spen ... Read More About How I Got Into Williams College

How To Increase ISEE Verbal Scores

How To Increase ISEE Verbal Scores

The Verbal Reasoning section kicks off the ISEE (for every level), and it mostly tests your vocab skills. You’ll see two types of questions: synonym recognition and sentence completion. See more from Varsity Tutors on general ISEE tips and ISEE information: how to improve your ISEE score. Synonym recognition: Here, you are given a word and you have to choose the synonym (or the word closest in meaning) out of the four answer choices given. Think of the definition of word: And try to use it in a sentence before you start reading the answer choices because they are written to confuse you. Break words down: Consider the following exampl ... Read More About How To Increase ISEE Verbal Scores